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World Cup 2009 team

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After the England national women’s cricket team defeated New Zealand national women’s cricket team and lifted the World Cup 2009, the ICC announced the World Cup 2009 XI. Charlotte Edwards>

Selected Players

5 players from the England Women cricket team have been included in this squad. The leading run getter of this World Cup, Claire Taylor (England), who was honored as Player of the Tournament has been included in the World Cup 2009 XI. Laura Marsh (England) has also been selected as she took the highest number of wickets in this World Cup championship. The other players from England to be chosen are Katherine Brunt, Sarah Taylor as wicketkeeper and Charlotte Edwards as captain. From the India Women cricket team, Mithali Raj, Amita Sharma and Priyanka Roy were considered. Suzie Bates and Kate Pulford from the New Zealand cricket team were given an opportunity to be part of this team. From the Australia Women cricket team, only Shelley Nitschke was selected and the 12th woman was Sophie Devine of New Zealand. Players from the bottom four teams – South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and West Indies – were not given a chance to represent this squad.

Clark’s disclosure

Belinda Clark, the former Australian captain, was the head of the selection panel. She revealed that there was a heated debate amongst the selectors as basically the performances of several players in this tournament were remarkable but also comparable and hence the selection process became tough.